202 courses:
  • NU-105

    Normal Nutrition

    This course explores the relationship between good health and nutrition. It examines the process of digestion, absorption, and metabolism and discusses the classes of nutrients, their functions, food sources, recommended daily allowances, and deficiency diseases. U.S. Dietary Guidelines are studied with applications made in meal planning for nutritional benefit with specific populations. Nutritional assessment, principles of therapeutic nutrition, and nutrition teaching are examined as they relate to the professional nursing role. Prerequisite: BI 105 & BI 106 or with Department consent
  • NU-201

    Intro to Nursing

    The third nursing course focuses on the knowledge, skills, attitudes/values, and abilities required to provide safe, quality, patient-centered care to women, children, and their families in order for them to flourish. The Nurse of the Future Competencies are integrated into theoretical concepts and clinical practice. Communication and critical reasoning skills are utilized in applying the nursing process. Culturally competent therapeutic nursing interventions are developed to promote adaptation for childbearing and childrearing families. Strategies to optimize health are presented and discussed in relation to childbearing and childrearing including: high-risk pregnancy, high-risk parenting, and common health problems of women and children. Research concepts and historical and current perspectives are addressed in this specialty. A philosophy of caring is emphasized in order to provide support to individuals striving to adapt to change in family structure and function and/or the effects of illness. Leadership and management principles are reinforced through clinical practice and clinical conferences. Collaboration with patients, families, and the interprofessional health care team is promoted in order to provide quality nursing care. Ethical and legal concerns and the exploration of cultural influences on family-centered care are analyzed in this course. Concurrent acute care and community clinical experiences are utilized to introduce the student to diverse professional nursing roles and the modeling of an evidence-based approach to nursing practice in the provision of care to childbearing and childrearing families. These clinical experiences provide numerous opportunities to employ teaching-learning principles and further develop specialized skills and learning outcomes in assisting these populations. Clinical conferences are held to reinforce learning and to assist students to correlate theory concepts into clinical practice. Simulated clinical learning experiences in the Nursing Arts Lab provide opportunities to develop and practice skills that are utilized in the clinical area. Evaluation of the course/clinical student learning outcomes and student/faculty conferences provides feedback on student progress to promote professional development.
  • NU-203

    Intro. to Nursing

    An introductory seminar for the student to discuss the discipline of nursing from its historical roots through current status and future trends. It introduces the novice to the philosophy and concepts of baccalaureate education of nursing. The relationship between nursing and non-nursing courses is considered in the development of the professional nurse. Roles of the professional nurse are examined with regard to theory, legal, and political issues. 14/FA 01- RN's only 02-GM Students only 03- GM Students only 04- UG Students only 05- UG Students only 06- PTBS Students only 07- RN's only 08- LMH Students only
  • NU-205

    Nutrition Along Hlth Continuum

    This course explores the relationship between good health and nutrition. It examines the process of digestion, absorption, and metabolism and discusses the classes of nutrients, their functions, food sources, recommended daily allowances, and deficiency diseases. U.S. Dietary Guidelines are studied with applications made in meal planning for nutritional benefit with specific populations. Nutritional assessment, principles of therapeutic nutrition, and nutrition teaching are examined as they relate to the professional nursing role. Prerequisite: BI 105 & BI 106 or with Department consent
  • NU-205A

    Nutrition Along Hlth Continuum

    This course provides the basic nutrition facts, as well as an understanding of the role of nutrition in disease prevention and treatment. Essentials of Nutrition along the Health Continuum provides the basic material needed to understand clinical nutrition concepts (for example, the role of nutrition in preventing and treating human diseases such as heart disease, cancer, diabetes and osteoporosis) and will provide practical information for using nutritional concepts, addressing nutritional concerns and incorporating nutrition into plans of care. Prerequisites: A&P I and A&P II or department approval (Formerly NU 105)
  • NU-302

    Essentials of Nursing

    This course utilizes the Massachusetts Nurse of the Future Competencies as a framework to introduce students to the knowledge, skills, and attitudes needed to develop their identity in the nursing profession. This course uses classroom and web-based activities as well as laboratory experiences to acquire select knowledge and skills that are essential to the profession of nursing. The relationship between evidenced-based practice and safe patient care will be emphasized. Students will begin to identify and apply the nursing process and clinical reasoning skills, and NCLEX test-taking skills. The role of nursing and the individual role as a member of the nursing community will be examined. Legal and ethical issues and professional comportment will be explored. Professional and therapeutic 1:1 communication skills with patients and disciplines will be acquired and utilized successfully. Select nursing procedures will be introduced and practiced
  • NU-302A

    Essentials in Nursing

    This course utilizes the Massachusetts Nurse of the Future Competencies as a framework to introduce students to the knowledge, skills, and attitudes needed to develop their identity in the nursing profession. This course uses classroom and web-based activities as well as laboratory experiences to acquire select knowledge and skills that are essential to the profession of nursing. The relationship between evidenced-based practice and safe patient care will be emphasized. Students will begin to identify and apply the nursing process and clinical reasoning skills, and NCLEX test-taking skills. The role of nursing and the individual role as a member of the nursing community will be examined. Legal and ethical issues and professional comportment will be explored. Professional and therapeutic 1:1 communication skills with patients and disciplines will be acquired and utilized successfully. Select nursing procedures will be introduced and practiced.
  • NU-303

    Research Based Nursing

    This is an introductory course for the registered nurse to explore the role of the professional nurse in the ever-changing health care system with a view to empowering and solidifying that role. Learners will develop skills in understanding, building, and applying a strong scientific base that will transform practice. Activities will include values clarification, review of models for research evaluation and utilization, in depth study of the research process and development of group research proposals. 10/FA - Weekend I SECTION 01 ONLY - Dates: 9/11, 10/3, 11/7, 12/4
  • NU-304

    Health Assessment in Nursing

    This course teaches the student to assess the health status of clients of any age in any setting. Students incorporate knowledge attained in the prerequisite courses, Introductory and Developmental Psychology, Sociology, Anatomy and Physiology, Chemistry, and Microbiology. The student learns verbal and non-verbal communication techniques used in obtaining a health history and the written communication techniques used in documenting the health assessment. Students acquire the basic psychomotor skills of inspection, palpation, percussion and auscultation necessary when performing a physical examination. The effects of age, gender, culture, religion, socioeconomic status, lifestyle, and adaptation are identified.
  • NU-304A

    Health Assessment in Nursing

    UNDERGRADUATE NURSING STUDENTS ONLY. This course teaches the student to assess the health status of clients of any age in any setting.Students incorporate knowledge attained in the prerequisite courses,Introductory and Developmental Psychology,Sociology,Anatomy and Physiology, Chemistry, and Microbiology.The student learns verbal and non-verbal communication techniques used in obtaining a health history and the written communication techniques used in documenting the health assessment.Students acquire the basic psychomotor skills inspection,palpation,percussion, and auscultation necessary when performing a physical examination.Theeffectsofage,gender,culture,religio n,socioeconomic status,lifestyle,and adaptation are identified.
  • NU-304B

    Health Assessment for Nursing

    ACCELERATED BS NURSING STUDENTS ONLY. This course teaches the student to assess the health status of clients of any age in any setting.Students incorporate knowledge attained in the prerequisite courses,Introductory and Developmental Psychology,Sociology,Anatomy and Physiology, Chemistry, and Microbiology.The student learns verbal and non-verbal communication techniques used in obtaining a health history and the written communication techniques used in documenting the health assessment.Students acquire the basic psychomotor skills inspection,palpation,percussion, and auscultation necessary when performing a physical examination.Theeffectsofage,gender,culture,religio n,socioeconomic status,lifestyle,and adaptation are identified.
  • NU-304C

    Health Assessment for Nursing

    ACCELERATED MS NURSING STUDENTS ONLY. This course teaches the student to assess the health status of clients of any age in any setting.Students incorporate knowledge attained in the prerequisite courses,Introductory and Developmental Psychology,Sociology,Anatomy and Physiology, Chemistry, and Microbiology.The student learns verbal and non-verbal communication techniques used in obtaining a health history and the written communication techniques used in documenting the health assessment.Students acquire the basic psychomotor skills inspection,palpation,percussion, and auscultation necessary when performing a physical examination.Theeffectsofage,gender,culture,religio n,socioeconomic status,lifestyle,and adaptation are identified.